Accession Number : AD0437588

Title :   INFORMATION-PROCESSING TASKS IN TACTICAL ACTION SELECTION: PERFORMANCE OF EXPERIENCED SUBMARINE OFFICERS IN WEIGHTING MULTIPLE CRITERIA FOR DEPTH SELECTION.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. for Jan 62-Mar 64,

Corporate Author : HUMAN SCIENCES RESEARCH INC MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Vaughan,W. S. ,Jr. ; Virnelson,T. R. ; Franklin,R. D.

Report Date : MAR 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 150

Abstract : The problem of how to allocate tasks between men and equipment components of a command and control system is addressed. Specific informationprocessing steps involved in the selection of a course of action from among alternatives are defined as the tasks to be allocated in a man/computer partnership. Performance data reflecting the ability of experienced tactical commanders to perform each of these five information-processing tasks singly and in combination are required as a part of the data base for allocation decision. The results idicate that although individual commanders differ from one another in the importance they attach to a set of depth selection critera, any one officer is highly consistent of his judgments of importance and these judgments are stable over time and sensitive to differences in the tactical situation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DATA PROCESSING, JOB ANALYSIS), (*SUBMARINE PERSONNEL, OFFICER PERSONNEL), HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING, SELECTION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE